Crunchy Coconut Chocolate Bars

October 22, 2012



I am so relieved.  We finally have Halloween costumes done! Thank goodness. As the kids get older, Halloween gets to be more of a challenge.  You can no longer grab a cute costume and toss it on them.  It's 4 kids (can still toss one on the youngest) giving you specific instructions on what they want to be.  My 5 year old has told me that he wanted to be a bad witch, Glenda the good witch from Wizard of Oz, a dragon, "a guy with blue hair", and "the thing that Alex is being at school".  Who's Alex??? Oy.   He wound up being a yellow Power Ranger.  Just a side note..is you need a nice costume..check out your local Goodwill. I bought 3 costumes for $15..and they were all new in packages. Yay!

OK..let's get down to business.  Coconut. Chocolate. Need I say more?  These bars remind me of Magic Cookie Bars, but, have more a crunch to them.  This recipe also make a ton, A TON of bars.  If you cut them into about 1"-2" bars, you get about 5 dozen of them  Seriously!  These are perfect for bake sales, potlucks and the upcoming holiday get togethers.


**Edited 3/2/13** The original post listed the butter as 1 stick.  It is actually for 1 cup (2 sticks).  So very sorry about the error everyone! ** 

Ingredients:
for the bottom crust:
1 cup, butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered milk
1-1/2 cup sugar
2 TBSP light corn syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp coconut flavor
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
2-1/2 cups flour
2 cups unsweetened coconut

for chocolate topping:
2 cups semi sweet chocolate
1 can (13oz) sweetened condensed milk
toasted coconut ( for garnish)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 18x13 baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter, powdered milk,sugar, corn syrup,coconut flavor and vanilla until fluffy.  Add in flour and baking powder. Fold in coconut.  Spread evenly on prepared baking sheet.  Poke with a fork several times all over. Bake 15-18 minutes or until brown. 
for chocolate topping:
Melt chocolate, condensed milk slowly over low heat.  Spread on cooled bars. Garnish with toasted coconut
Let bars cool for several hours before serving.








22 comments

  1. Oh my goodness! This looks fabulous! yum! thanks for sharing!

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  3. Coconut + chocolate is like a slice of heaven! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These look fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

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  5. wow...these look amazing. Will make them soon.Thanks.
    Over from Semi Homemade..
    ox bj

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  6. Oh they look scrumptious! YUM
    Thanks for sharing at Foodie friends Friday! Come back Sunday to vote!

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  7. These bars looks ridiculously good!!! I'd love to make them sometime for friends or family! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  8. This looks so good! Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes at Cast Party Wednesday! Have a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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    1. Thank you Sheryl..Have a good week also!

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  10. I tried to make these tonight and I was wondering if it is 1/2 cup of powdered milk or something else. My dought came out very crumbly, just wasn't sure if I did something wrong.

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    1. That's ok. My dough was a bit crumbly. If you make them again, you could add tablespoon of water to make it a little less crumbly.

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  11. Do you have to use powdered milk and how much? It just says powdered milk. But it sounds great and I'm making this very soon, just let me know about the powdered milk.

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    1. It's a 1/2 cup powdered milk..enjoy!

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